Welcome to Berkeley City Ballet

A community non-profit for 45 years.
Directed by Elizabeth Godfrey since 2000.


 «Berkeley City Ballet is the best school to learn real ballet. It is the most thorough and consistent ballet program in the East Bay.» BCB Parent

«BCB Pre-Professional students receive such an excellent training that they are prepared to audition and enter summer programs and schools such as the San Francisco Ballet School. My son, Mateo Guerrero, has been accepted to San Francisco Ballet School for two summers in a row on full scholarship and my daughter to Lines Summer Intensive! Mateo has now been offered to attend the school full-time to continue his training.» Kimberly Guerrero

«BCB is not just a school of ballet. It is a school of life! Students learn so much about life and who they are on many levels.» BCB Parent


Registration for Session 1 is open! Register now!

Session Dates 2018-2019:
Each Session is approximately 10 weeks. Students enroll each Session. Schedule and Tuition here.

Session 1: August 27-November 3
Session 2: November 5-January 19
Session 3: January 21-March 30
Session 4: April 8-June 15
Session 5: June 17-August 24

~Visiting Days and Performances:
for all Dance Center classes (Pre-Ballet, Ballet Basics, and Beginning/Intermediate Ballet)
(unless notified)
Week of October 29: Visiting Days
Week of January 14: Performances
Week of March 25: Visiting Days
Week of June 10: Performances

~BCB Boys Program
To encourage boys to dance, BCB offers free tuition. Registration fee is due $ for the year.
Fees adjusted automatically upon registration.
Boys Ballet 4-6yrs: Saturday 9:30-10:15
Boys Ballet 6-8yrs: Saturday 10:30-11:15
Boys Ballet 9-13yrs: Tuesday 6:00-7:00

~Summer Dance Camps (weekly) Register now: more information
Aug 13-17

Registration and all transactions for BCB are easy to do, just click on «To Register» to begin!

Please read our Financial Policies.
All Pre-Ballet/Ballet Basics students must wear the required class uniform.
Free, unlimited, parking in neighborhood residential area. Strictly No parking in the BCB lot, this is reserved for staff.
More detailed info under Classes-Schedule & Tuition


Congratulations to BCB Students for their acceptance into Summer Programs and Colleges:
Anna Diehl: Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive
Ysabel David: Lines Summer Intensive
Mateo David: San Francisco Ballet School Summer Intensive
Sarah-Lynn Oiknine: UC Irvine, in Dance
Sara Leyser: Tulane University, in Education
Anabel Costa: UC Santa Barbara in Dance and International Environmental Studies
Emily Chung: Cal Poly in Architecture, Joffrey Ballet Chicago Summer Program
Eva Halasz: Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Intensive


Established in 1974 as a non-profit, Berkeley City Ballet remains a consistent and enduring part of the city of Berkeley.

For forty five years Berkeley City Ballet has created a safe, caring environment for students of all ages and levels to learn to dance and to perform. Students often begin lessons at a young age and grow up in our school. This gives them a special community, committed to them for the long-term. In this community they gain skills, not only in ballet and dance, but  also discipline, focus, respect, confidence, bravery, team-work, and poise. All of these skills support the student for a lifetime. Berkeley City Ballet believes that learning to dance well can also be fun and that each student can gain immensely from this art form.

Berkeley City Ballet is committed to our mission of bringing cultural enrichment, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the art of dance, to the diverse East Bay.


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